The 56-year-old was sacked as West Brom boss earlier this season.
The Scot was relieved of his duties are after a poor campaign at the Hawthorns, with Tony Pulis replacing him and duly pulling the Baggies round.
Irvine, though, says a number of West Brom players felt the blame for their poor form lay totally with them and not the 56-year-old - who ultimately was the one to pay the price.
So strongly did these players feel that way, Irvine says they came to him to apologise for letting him down after his sacking.
The Scot, however, says he feels no bitterness towards anyone, with the playing staff at the Hawthorns being 'great to work with.'
Irvine told Sky Sports News: “I think some of the players feel that they let me down, which is something that a number of them have said to me, but they didn’t let me down. The players were great to work with, I certainly can’t blame the players, I don’t have any bitterness towards them.”
Under Pulis, West Brom are currently sitting 14th in the Premier League - just three points off 11th.
Relegation is a still a distant threat, however, with the Baggies eight points off the danger zone. Next up for West Brom are Queens Park Rangers at home this Saturday afternoon at 3pm British Time.